An author (principal) is a person who has significantly authored the research paper. One who has contributed at some extent or helped out the author in write up should not be the author.
Someone who has contributed particularly in any design, analysis etc. he/she can be credited as co-author.
Author would be fully responsible for the presented study.
It is the author(s)' responsibility to ensure that the research paper and data contain adequate detail and references to the sources of information in order to allow others to reproduce the results. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Author(s) is required to provide an undertaking stating that the submitted manuscript contains solely his original work and no material has been copied without reference from anywhere. If someone coauthors the paper then his contribution should be explicitly stated in that undertaking.
Article once submitted by the author to zaban--adab will not be submitted to any other journal till the time he would have been conveyed about rejection from our side. Concurrent submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal is unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
If any question arises about the accuracy or validity of the research work during the review process, the author(s) should provide raw data to the Editor.
The author(s) should disclose any conflict of interest at the earliest possible stage keeping in view the the editorial and advisory board, employment, consultancies, honoraria, patent applications/registrations, grants or other funding.
Authors are supposed to allow the journal while submitting the paper to reserve the right to circulate the article.
Authors are supposed to bind with journal's policy when submitting a paper to zaban--adab.
The review process can last between 1-2 months or longer and during this period the author(s) reserve the right to contact the Editor to ask about status of the review. In the case of rejection, the author(s) reserves the right to publish the article elsewhere. In case of revisions, the author(s) must provide an exposition of all corrections made in the manuscript. In case of dissatisfaction over the decision of rejection, the author can appeal the decision by contacting the Editor.